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24 Consecutive Months on Amazon’s Regency Historical Romance Bestseller List
The Water Sprite
Coming July 2023
That’s me there, complete with messy hair and a smile. I was hiking the beach at my happy place, Deception Pass, which is a stone’s throw from where I live now, in the USA’s wild and beautiful Pacific Northwest.
If you like Bridgerton, Poldark, Downton Abbey, or Jane Austen, I’m your gal—though my own novels lean more toward whimsy and less toward angst.
When I began writing romance novels, I was aiming for heartfelt drama but landed in fun ‘n’ pun territory instead. I guess I couldn’t help myself; my favorite romance novels were all mad romps, mostly set during the English Regency, circa 1815.
What an era that was! Huge societal change was sweeping the world. There were great poets, great symphonies, great expeditions. And everyone carried on against a backdrop of opposites: geeky enthusiasm for the discoveries of science and the machinery of the Industrial Revolution vied with a popular fascination for ancient Greece, classic simplicity, and natural landscapes. Society celebrated both silent propriety and biting wit. It was a world of lavish balls, gardens, and pleasure palaces–existing alongside brothels, duels, and press gangs.
Such intriguing contrasts are irresistible, and it’s really no wonder why so many novelists have enjoyed setting their historical novels there, and why readers can’t get enough of them–and why I’m a reader and a writer. 🙂
At this very moment, I’m most likely curled up with my Kindle (reading) or my iPad (writing). Beside me sit a steaming cup of tea (or perhaps a tumbler of ice-cold chocolate almond milk if I’m feeling extra self-indulgent) and one of my kitties is curled in my lap.
Feel free to go procure your own cuppa and settle in to explore my site. Or, better yet, join my Reader Circle and come hang out with me online.
Reader Circle members get free stories and a secret key to The Circle Assembly Room, where we play games, drink tea, tell bad puns, and bake, amongst other things.
Hugs and happy reading!
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